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April 17, 2014 | NPR · Scientists and food activists are launching a campaign to promote seeds that can be freely shared, rather than protected through patents and licenses. They call it the Open Source Seed Initiative.
 
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April 17, 2014 | NPR · A typical UPS truck now has hundreds of sensors on it. That's changing the way UPS drivers work — and it foreshadows changes coming for workers throughout the economy.
 
April 17, 2014 | NPR · Brazil is the spiritual home of soccer and a world powerhouse in the sport. It's woven into the Brazilian psyche. Wins and losses have had repercussions in other realms — including politics.
 

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April 16, 2014 | NPR · Ukrainian tanks arrived in the city of Kramatorsk Wednesday morning. By the time they rolled out of the city, they were flying Russian flags. People in Kramatorsk tell the story of what happened.
 
April 16, 2014 | NPR · NATO has announced a strengthening of its forces near the alliance's eastern border. Gen. George Joulwan, the former NATO supreme allied commander for Europe, discusses the plan.
 
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April 16, 2014 | NPR · A 325 million-year-old fossil find shows that the gill structures of modern sharks are actually quite different from their ancient ancestors.
 

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April 12, 2014 | NPR · As pro-Russia demonstrators continue their tense standoff in Eastern Ukraine, police are conspicuously absent from city streets.
 

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April 13, 2014 | NPR · As the anniversary of last year's marathon bombing approaches, NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with correspondent Carrie Johnson about the investigation and legal wrangling yet to come.
 

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Apr 11, 2014 — On today's show, we head to some of the cheating-est places on earth to bring you tales from some of the roughest, toughest tax collectors around.
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Apr 9, 2014 — After today's show, you'll be ready to design a tax on marijuana, pick a law school and discuss the hottest new book in economics (without having to read a page).
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Apr 4, 2014 — People love to complain about their internet service, but most of the time, they can't switch. Today on the show: Why isn't there more competition?
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Apr 2, 2014 — What would the perfect immigration system look like? We asked three economists to dream big.
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Mar 26, 2014 — Greece, the country we all worried might take down the euro and Europe, may finally be ready to turn around.
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Mar 21, 2014 — The US is responding to Russian tanks, artillery and special forces with its own weapon: money.
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Mar 19, 2014 — Today, we tackle the big question of how to pull an economy out of a recession by going...small.
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Mar 12, 2014 — There's an obscure law that governs just about anything that travels by ship in the US - bananas, hairdryers, gasoline, even people.
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Mar 7, 2014 — A grandmother's gas bill can explain a lot about the conflict between Ukraine and Russia.
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Mar 6, 2014 — Multiple economists have studied the fast-food industry to answer the question. They've found very different answers.
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